Category Archives: Random

More random ramblings on nothing in particular

The Weary Traveler

You might say I’m not the luckiest person, when it comes to travel. I’ve spent a lot of time on planes, trains and boats over the last three decades.  I’m fortunate enough that my childhood is filled with memories of exciting … Continue reading

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Bittersweet milestones!

On Monday, we finally exchanged contracts on our beautiful Brighton home!   It was one of those strange moments, where you really don’t know whether to wildly celebrate, or burst into tears.   On the one hand, this is just … Continue reading

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The perils of online grocery shopping…

On Thursday our regular grocery delivery arrived from Sainsburys. I must admit to being more than a little bewildered by the following substitution: In whose world exactly is a bag of unwashed radishes a logical replacement for a bottle of … Continue reading

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Oh my God, it's ugly naked guy!!

Imagine my surprise on opening up this photo after returning from a beautiful sunny Saturday cycle ride…. How rude…and yet, how impressively well camouflaged!

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Sex by the beach…for a price

One fine day recently I was working from home when, in the middle of the afternoon, there was a knock at the door. Usually this means that either a Buddhist monk is trying to sell me a book of drawings … Continue reading

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Guilty pleasures…

Last week The Other went out for a can of deodorant, and came back with a bunch of the biggest cut sunflowers I have ever seen. When asked what the occasion was, he replied “Well, you said you liked sunflowers … Continue reading

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Just when did good old-fashioned friendliness become so suspect?

Why is it so much easier to believe the insults that some fat loser no-mates slob might yell at you, and yet still assume that a random guy paying you a compliment is just being a creep? Before I embarked … Continue reading

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